Celebrate Memorial Day when we honor those who have died serving in the military with one of these cute memorial day crafts and engaging memorial day activities. Use these memorial day crafts for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd gradae, and 4th graders too.
Memorial day crafts for preschoolers
Memorial Day is an important holiday to share with your kids. The holiday became official on May 5, 1868, and it’s now celebrated nationwide on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day is the day we honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military. Many families visit memorials and cemeteries to honor their own family and friends who made that ultimate sacrifice. So it’s important so share this special holiday with our kids and teach them to honor our military. Add some of these Memorial Day activities and fun memorial day craft ideas to your family celebration. I’ve even included some easy patriotic recipes kids can make and some books about Memorial Day! These easy memorial day crafts are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students too.
Memorial day crafts for kids
There are so many fun crafts for memorial day to make with your kids. These memorial day crafts for preschoolers and activities for memorial day to keep kids busy not only all week, but as a fun memorial day theme for your classroom or homeschool too.
- Lego American Flag from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Patriotic Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Patriotic Crayon Salt Dough from Sugar Aunts
- Patriotic Preschool Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Memorial day crafts for toddlers
- Patriotic Necklace from Buggy and Buddy
- Patriotic Wand from Buggy and Buddy
- Fireworks Craft from Val Event Gal
- Red, White & Blue Goopy Dough from Sugar Aunts
- Memorial Day Poppy Craft from The Preschool Tool Box
Memorial day crafts
- Memorial Day Sand Play from There’s Just One Mommy
- Fine Motor Straw Flat Sticky Tray from Modern Preschool
- American Flag Optical Illusion from The Jenny Evolution
- Memorial Day Activities from Every Star is Different
- Patriotic Lantern from Kids Activities Blog
Easy memorial day crafts
- Popsicle Stick Vases from Cutesy Crafts
- American Flag Bead Pin from Rock-A-Bye Parents
- DIY Patriotic Wands, Flags and Sparklers from 100 Directions
- USA Star DIY Pencil Topper from Easy Peasy and Fun
- Memorial Day Red Poppy Craft from Carrots are Orange
- Montessori-Inspired Memorial Day Activities from Living Montessori Now
United States Lesson for Kids
Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables and resources:
- Free Presidents of the United States for Kids
- American Symbols for Kids Worksheets filled with math and litearcy skills for pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too
- Printable States and Capitals Matching Game
- Printable USA Presidents Coloring Pages
- Voting for Kids – How Americans elect a new president
- Free Presidents Worksheets – Learn about all the American presidents
Memorial day activities for preschoolers
- US States I Spy Worksheets
- Patriotic Symbols Mini Book to read, color, and learn
- Painters Tape American Flag Craft
- Fun USA Geography Games for Kids – SNAP
- Easy REd White and Blue Science Experiment
Memorial day art projects
- USA for Kids printable book to read, color and learn
- Free American Symbols Worksheets
- Fireworks Patriotic Craft
- 50 States Worksheets
- Super CUTE, Free State Coloring Pages
American History for Kids
- Native Americans for Kids – explore various tribes as you create free printable book, make PVC tent, totem poles, Indian fry bread, husk dolls, recreate an archeological dig with arrow heads, and more!
- Colonial America for Kids takes kids on a journey back to the first settlers in America – eat Gruel, make a Wattle & Daub house, create a tin lantern, write with a quill, make simple Johnny Cakes, make you own marbles, create traditional silhouette art projects, and more.
American Revolution for Kids. In 4 units your students will learn what events lead up to the American Revolution and famous figures will making dragon pistols, roll their own cartridges, working spy cipher, cold feet activity.
- What was the Westward Expanion? History comes alive as they learn about the Oregon trail, pony express, gold rush, transcontinental railroad, and more with printables and activities like making a covered wagon, homemade crackers, how to square dance, pan for gold, and make a railroad project.
- Civil War for Kids We have recommendations for mapping and visiting famous battle sights nearby, printable civil war board game, make an informative emergent reader, create a flip book or people students should know, and complete some free printable Civil War worksheets.
- Learn about US States for Kids – state coloring pages, president coloring pages, state report forms, states and capital printables, and so much more!
- Rosa Parks for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn
- Titanic Study, Glacier or Iceberg Activity, and Continents and Oceans Printables
- Martin Luther King Jr for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn (or Martin Luther King Jr Study)
- Titanic for Kids Reader to Color and Learn
- Learn about the Roaring 1920s for Kids – Printable Book to Read, Color, and Learn
- 1930s for Kids – Printable Book about the Golden age of Hollywood, Great Depression for Kids and more to read, color, and learn
- Life in the 1940s America for Kids Reader
- Anne Frank for Kids Printable Reader to read, color, and learn about this Jewish girl who lived behind the wall in Holland during World War 2
- 1950s for Kids Reader to Color, Learn and read about what life was like in America in 1950
- Life in the 1960s for Kids Printable book to read, color and learn about life in the 1960s
Memorial day activities for kids
Once you’ve picked out your favorite memorial day crafts for toddlers, don’t forget to add a few fun sweets and treats to your Memorial Day fun! Here are ten fabulous and easy recipes that you and your kids can make together:
- Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops from Saving Dollars and Sense
- Patriotic Pretzels from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
- Strawberry Blueberry Pound Cake Trifle from Saving Dollars and Sense
- American Pinwheel Cookie Pops from Two Kids and a Coupon
- USA Monster Cookies from The Preschool Tool Box
- Patriotic Firecracker Fruit Kabobs from Mission: to Save
- Memorial Day Chocolate Dipped Oreos from Saving Dollars and Sense
- Patriotic Yogurt Parfait from B-Inspired Mama
- Fruit Flavored Watermelon Stars from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Patriotic Snow Cones from Simplee Thrifty
Memorial Day Books for Kids
Learn more about Memorial Day with these books:
Which of these memorial day art projects are you going to try first?
Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:
- Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
- 2 ingredient Easy Slime Recipe
- How to Make a Lava Lamp – it’s super EASY!
- Kids will no nuts over this simple Pop Rock Experiment
- Handprint Strawberry Craft for Summer
- Grow Your Own Crystals
- Water Balloon Experiment – exploring densit with an EPIC summer activity for kids
- EASY, Colorful Oil and Water Science Experiment
- Kids will be amazed as you change colors of white flowers with this Dying Flowers Science Experiment
- Human Body Project
- Amazing Bubble Painting
- Mind Blowing Color Changing Playdough
- Amazing, Heat Sensitive, Color Changing Slime
Summer Activities for Kids
- Egg Shell DIY Chia Pet Craft – Silly Spring / Summer Activities for Kids
- Outrageously cool Bouncy Egg Experiment
- Rainbow Summer Activities for Preschoolers
- Grass Head Craft for Kids
- Blow GIANT bubbles with this Homemade Bubble Solution
- Outrageously FUN Bubble Painting
- Bleeding Tissue Paper Fireworks Craft
- Beautiful Flower Suncatcher Craft
- 30 Fun June Crafts for Kids
- This super cool Lego Zipline is fun and simple to make
- Exploding Watermelon – science experiment that explores potential and kinetic energy with a big WOW moment!
- Memorable Life Size Skeletal system science project – includes free printable template
- Lego Squishy Circuits Electricity Science Experiments for Kids
- Exploding Watermelon Science Experiment
- Homemade Chalk Recipe
- 75+ FUN Scavenger Hunts for Kids
- Find activities by month with our June Crafts for kids or our June Activities for Kids!
Fun Summer Activities for Kids
- Ice Cream Edible Playdough
- Whip up a batch of Kool Aid Playdough – it smells amazing!
- Vinegar and Baking Soda Rocket Science Experiment for Kids
- Summer Bucket List Printable with Ice Cream Theme
- How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag
- Free Printable Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers
- Fun Water balloon science experiment that explores density
- Ice Cream Playdough Patterns
- Head to the zoo with this FREE Zoo Scavenger Hunt – lots of choices for all ages!
- Make your favorite animal with one of these 100 animal crafts
- Try one of these fun Animal I Spy Printables
- Play with your food using this goldfish counting activity
- After seeing the frogs at the pond, grab this free life cycle of a frog worksheet
- Avoid the summer learning loss by practicing math with these crack the code worksheets
- First Day of Summer Craft
- Create this gorgeous stained glass art for kids
- 107 Epic Summer Activities for Kids